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[software]StupidQuest - StupidSoft
The StupidSoft Zork parody! An all-text adventure game! -Dedication- This game is dedicated to my dead iguana, Fluffy. Fluffy died as he lived: Small and green. -Nostalgia- Anybody who's ever gotten misty-eyed thinking about the hours they spent glued to their 64K computer trying to conquer Zork, Planetfall, or the numerous other Infocom and Infocom-esque games will love this. My first exposure to this type of game was a game simply titled "Adventure" on the Imsai computer that I used to play wi...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 53
[software]Avenger of Rubicon - Conrad Button
Your King and fellow warriors have been slain.  You have been severely wounded.  As you stagger from the battlefield, you vow to avenge this carnage.  But first you must heal wounds and then arm yourself with new implements of war.  An alliance with the Forest Maiden and the Wizard Nilrem must then be forged.  This done, you will seek out and destroy the perpetrator of this foul deed - Lugor, the Evil Presence...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 25
[software]Hick Town - FlaccidWare
This story takes place in downtown Rhondale Circle.  Your objective is to find the secret item and then deposit it in the secret container.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 22
[software]Tommy's Manor - Tommy's Toys
A neat version of the Stoneville manor text adventure.WELCOME TO TOMMY'S MANOR.  WEALTHY MR. TOMMY (NO RELATION) HAS DIED RECENTLY AND THE RUMOR IS THAT THIS ECCENTRIC MISER WHO DIDN'T EVEN PAY FOR HIS OWN FUNERAL (NOBODY SHOWED UP ANYWAY) HAS LEFT HIS ENTIRE HUGE ESTATE TO ANYBODY WHO FINDS AND OPENS HIS SECRET SAFE.TO PLAY YOU MUST MANIPULATE OBJECTS AND EXPLORE YOUR SURROUNDINGS BY USING 2-WORD COMMANDS, FOR EXAMPLE, "GET BASKET", "GO SOUTH", "GO OUT"...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 15
[software]The Star Portal - Michael Detlefsen
You are trudging through the Martian desert, heading toward a destination that may be only rumor, as some have suggested.  Up until the sandstorm three days ago, you had a rough map showing an approximate location of the mysterious artifact you seek.  Now you are guided by your memory only.  You stop to rest and consider the change of events that brought you to this place...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 26
[software]Sanctuary - Conrad Button
A nuclear war has devastated the Earth. You are one of the few remaining survivors.  Gangs of mutants roam the land.  You must find a sanctuary to ensure your survival.  Have you ever wondered what civilization would be like following a nuclear war?  Would there be a SANCTUARY for protection against the mutated beings inhabiting this world?
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 40
[software]Softporn Adventure - Gary Thompson
Original program written and designed by Chuck Barret for the Apple ][This version re-written, re-designed, and debugged by GARY THOMPSON  Welcometo the world ofSOFTPORN!  I feel I should give a little bit of history behind SOFTPORN.The original version of SOFTPORN was written for the Apple II computer by a mannamed Chuck Barrett.When I first played that game, way backin 1984; I thoughtit was the bestgame I had everseen...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 103
[software]Dungeon - Adventures in the Dungeons of Doom - Ian Lance Taylor
Dungeon is a game of adventure, danger, and low cunning. In it you will explore some of the most amazing territory ever seen by mortal man. Hardened adventurers have run screaming from the terrors con- tained within. In Dungeon, the intrepid explorer delves into the forgotten secrets of a lost labyrinth deep in the bowels of the earth, searching for vast treasures long hidden from prying eyes, treasures guarded by fearsome monsters and diabolical traps! Dungeon was created at the Programming Tec...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 79
[software]Crypt - Herringbone Software
CRYPT takes you to an old church in the English countryside. Using the same basic rules and procedures as the famous Colossal Cave Adventure by Crowther and Woods, you will explore the church, its quaint churchyard, then plunge into the dark, dreaded chambers below. In the crypt may be found long lost historical artifacts of great value, protected by a host of traps, tricks, and creatures both natural and supernatural...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 91
[software]Breath Pirates - Prowler Productions
BREATH PIRATES 1.2 - text ADVENTURE game, written by Mike Snyder (author of Lunatix and other BBS games). This is a stand- alone game, not a BBS game. It's an adventure, also known as "Interactive Fiction" these days. You play the role by typing commands GET KEY, GO WEST, LOOK AT TREE, CLIMB TREE, and so forth. You're in control! Requires IBM PC 286 or better to run.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 102
[software]Hippy's Quest - John Blake
In Hippy's Quest you take the role of a teenager who is just becoming a Hippy in the 60's. You must make essential decisions along the way and you must "CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE."
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 51
[software]The Chronicles of Aarbron Trilogy - Lion Software
Aarbron stows away on a ship as he is enamored with queen Jade of the Amozons who has been on a trade mission to the city of Silverton in the land of Arnor.One night in the pitch black time before dawn, Aarbron was walking the deck when he saw a strange figure.  He quickly hid behind some barrels, unable to get back to the hold.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 30
[software]Murder Cruise - Bruce Jaeger
A murder has been committed on the luxury cruise ship S.S. Hedonist.As the ship's detective, your job is to discover the identity of the murderer as soon as possible, to avoid disruption of the ship's routine and needless aggravation of the Hedonist's wealthy passengers.Be sure to check everyone's alibi closely, and remember that NOBODY suspects who the real murderer is!
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 28
[software]Runcibal Quest - Tim Ward
Runcibal Quest is a shareware (told you that already), text-based(should have been able to guess that one) adventure game.  In it, youare a student at a private English boarding school, located in a medium-sized industrial city.  Set in the mid 1980s, the goal of the game is togain entrance into Runcibal's nightclub.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 22
[software]Murder in the Marching Band - Sam Xenubius
This is a slightly buggy and extremely silly adventure game I wrote in my spare time long long ago (about 4.32 years, when I was young and foolish and not even nineteen yet). I thought some people might find it amusing. It's playable, but not quite complete, i.e. could use some fleshing out here and there, particularly in a couple of spots where the player is killed without any warning whatsoever. It requires some background info to play...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 21
[software]Chaos In Space! - Richard Kelly
In this adventure, you're on a space station.  The problem is that, due to your body's genetics, your very presence is causing the station to become unstable.  Stay aboard, and the station will explode.You wake up this morning, intending to leave.  Unfortunately, the station's instability has already caused the station layout to change dramatically, and no one on the station even recognizes you...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 30
[software]The House at the Edge of Time - Pat Pflieger
Your eccentric uncle has died under mysterious circumstances and left you afortune--that is, IF you can survive a night in his enormous Pseudo-Tudor-Greco-Gothic-Byzantine mansion, where time and space are not exactly what they seem.  In this text adventure, typed commands allow you to move around the mansion, interact with those you meet, and find the key to -- well, you'llfind out.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 30
[software]The Four Symbols - Borphee Computers
 THE FOUR SYMBOLS was first written for the Amiga in 1992. This was my first attempt at writing an adventure and at the  Adventurers Conference 92 was voted best 16bit text adventure of the year. It has since been converted for the Spectrum  (by Larry Horsfield of FSF Adventures).   An Amstrad version is also being produced, courtesy of Phil Reynolds  and The Adventure Workshop. This version of the adventure for the PC and the ST has been enhanced with  more messages and a larger v...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 29
[software]Raiders of the Star Temple - Conrad Button
As a Professor of Archeology, you have specialized in the ancient Mayan culture.  You recently read an article concerning the possible existence of a lost Mayan temple somewhere near Chichen Itza on the Yucatan Peninsula.  And you have heard an Indian legend which tells of a Star Temple containing a fabulous treasure of diamonds.  You are resolved to find this temple, if it truly exists.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 31
[software]Beyond the Tesseract - David Lo
  You have reached the final part of your mission.  You have gained access  to the complex, and all but the last procedure has been performed.  Now  comes a time of waiting, in which you must search for the hidden 12-word  message that will aid you at the final step.  But what choice will you  make when that time comes?  The scenario for the adventure is meant to be vague.  Once the adventure has  been completed, the scenario will hopefully become clear.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 13
[software]The Pilot or A Flight Into Fantasy - The Adventure Game Jockey
What a thoroughly delightful day!Your head is tilted back and you are marveling at the gorgeous, billowing white clouds that are arrayed against a panorama of the most beauitful blue sky you have ever seen.The clouds are so fantasically formed that you lapse into your old childhood game of imagining shapes and faces on their surfaces.  Look, there's a piggy; and there's a ducky; and there's Uncle Fred; and there's a Tyrannosaurus Rex locked in mortal combat with Godzilla.At complete peace with ...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 23
[software]Castle Elsinore - Temple Software
You are about to enter the gloomy halls of Castle Elsinore, an ancient rambling structure perched on cliffs overlooking the sea.  A stern Danish King rules this castle, along with his beautiful, arrogant queen.There are strange tales about this castle and its rulers.  Tales or murder and betrayal, love, madness -- and treasure.  You can wander through these ancient halls, if you dare.  Direct me with one or two words, or with simple sentences.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 32
[software]Ski Adventure - John LaBonney
"SKI ADVENTURE" is a game that takes place at an abandoned ski resort, SnoFlake.  You play the main character, a lost camper trying to find his way home.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 28
[software]Island - Black Gate Coderz Group
You must get away from the island...There is a small boat at the shore withan engine inside it....all you have to do is to START the ENGINE, BUT....to do that you need to have fuel can and some ..... in your inventory or aboard...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 40
[software]King Pieter's Treasure - Franz Scheurer
This is an interesting local text-adventure, the aim of the game: to findthe king's treasure. 
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 32
[software]Fallthru - Paul H. Deal
You and up to two other players stand only half a chance of making it   home alive in this text adventure, called FALLTHRU!                                                                                             You don't know how you got to this strange place, but you quickly       discover that Faland is very large, comprising millions of square miles (all visitable) of farms, rangeland, forests, deserts, mountains, etc...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 28
[software]The Broken String: The Punk Adventure
The Broken String, is a Punk-Rock Interactive Fiction (or text adventure).In it you play the role of Tim, a young punk rocker, living in an imaginarycity in a squat. In Tim's city punk rock is dying and along with it all theideals that true punk represent. Tim's feeling of frustration and alienationgrow stronger and stronger every day, until they come to a blowing point. Butinstead of loosing hope, Tim decides to go on a crusade to revive punk...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 26
[software]Survival Adventure - Patrick J. Perras
This is a small text adventure that is military oriented.  You must makeyour way thru 450 zones, repelling attacks that come your way.  You alsohave the option of talking your way thru something but that does notalways work out in the best fashion.You may use the function keys of your PC to play the game easier, theyare listed at the very bottom of the screen.  You will need a colormonitor and at least 512K to play this version of Survival.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 31
[software]Unnkulian Underworld : The Unknown Unventure - ADVENTIONS
Welcome to Unnkulian Underworld: The Unknown Unventure!  ( Version 3.0 )For those of you who have played text adventures, the format of thisgame should be quite familiar.  Like most text adventures, UnnkulianUnderworld places you in a situation and lets you figure out how tomanipulate your environment using commands phrased in simple English.This game is the first in a series of adventures, and was created usingTADS ( see below for more information ).
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 33
[software]Nomon - Renard Dellafave
Nomon is a simple adventure game written in ASL (Adventure System Language) during the 1989 Summer Ventures at East Carolina University under the auspices of Professor J. Wirth (a great guy).  He wrote ASL, and holds the copyright to the full version, but was generous enough to write a runtime version of it available for free.  The game of Nomon is my own and I have released it as freeware.  If you like adventures, this is a fun and simple one...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 20
[software]Castle Ralf - Douglas Associates
A chance to get away from the pressures of the outside world -- that's all you wanted.  After selecting the perfect vacation spot and plotting your escape for weeks, you finally get in your car and drive off.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 25
[software]Gerbil Riot of '67 - Simon Avery
Guide your hero through the puzzles and puns of this text adventure. Detailed and powerful parsar (TADS) (AFIO).
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 18
[software]Fred's Backyard - NielSoft
There is a strange stillness all around...It's the summer holidays which you usually spend by the seaside but how you came to be standing in this backyard you're not quite sure.You get a feeling that all is not well around here and you decide to investigate further...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 20
[software]Mordred Manor - Signature Software
                    You are lost, on Hallowe'en Night!   And the only way out of an endless back alley is through a decrepid old                 house known only to few as Mordred Manor. Are you prepared, in the course of your adventures, to deal with an insane  maestro, a sleepy skeleton, a mad scientist and his strangely familiar   creation, and a bizarre chef, who would be delighted to have you for             dinner...once you are properly cooked, of course. ...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 25
[software]StupidQuest II: Beyond Townburgsville - StupidSoft
This one looks a whole lot better than the first, with lots of nifty DOS Ansi-windows and stuff. It's also a lot bigger. Takes place RIGHT where the first SQ left off! -Dedication- This game is dedicated to lint, without which there would be far less lint in the world. -Check This Out!- Alright...I did a massive format change here. Instead of being a pure Zork-esque text adventure parody, this here game uses an ascii-windows interface just like all your favorite dos programs! I've also added the...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 46
[software]Art D's Next Batch Adventure - Arthur Di Bianca
An unusual game setup where the game is composed of several different batch files.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 30
[software]Battlestar - Admiral D.W. Riggle
The original game was released in 1984.  This MS-DOS port was created in 1996 by Brian Douglas Smith. 
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 117
[software]Nebula - Conrad Button
              NEBULA -- You are a NASA explorer sent to investigate a         newly discovered star system.  Your mission is to collect         specimens from the new galaxy.  Will you be able to complete         your mission or will you be engulfed by the unknown perils of         the universe?  (Novice)
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 11
[software]Dinkum - Gary A. Allen, Jr.
A treasure hunt set in the Australian outback, mostly in an abandoned gold mine. 
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 23
[software]Revenge of the Eland
You've returned home after a harrying nightmare trip in the Metropolis. Now you're not so sure you weren't better off there. The people outside are miserable, dull, sheeplike excuses for human beings. You wich you could bring them something to redeem them. Where could you get such a gift? There's an armed man in your front yard.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 25
[software]The Liquid Cow Shop - The Philerik Company
'The birds commit what the humans don't' was one of the cries that Professor Gregory Schulte screamed as he ran.  Boozed out totally, and sick of life, he ran all the way to the Grussity Cliffs.  He walks out to the edge and looks down...'This is what I have to do' he chants, and closes his eyes.  Betrayed by his friends and loved ones, Gregory felt he had no choice.  He raises his arms as the wind blows through his hair...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 23
[software]The Haunted Mission Adventure - Agency Automation
"Welcome once again to the wonderful world of adventure, where knowledge, creativity, and common sense lead you through castles, ghost towns, haunted ships, and dozens of other exciting atmospheres. While on his way to Blair's big Halloween bash, the world famous Pumpkin Man, loved by children and adults alike, was shanghaied by the evil Lady Windsloe. Your mission is to search the neighborhood where Pumpkin man is believed to be held, rescue him from the clutches of Lady Windsloe and her denize...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 45
[software]Crusade
Text adventure
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 41
[software]Melita Adventure I & II - Philip Bourne
Having more or less successfully completed the "Geneva Adventures" I have been entrusted with this highly secret and doubtless horrendously dangerous mission in Melita.  I suppose I'll find out what it's all about sooner or later.  Typical!
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 20
[software]Murder On Violet Island - Centaur Software
You are a detective, hired to protect Mr. Violet, a tycoon who lives in a mansion on a small New England island.  You catch a ferry to the island at 6:00 PM, but, too late!  When you arrive, you find Mr. Violet lying face down in his bedroom murdered.  The next ferry comes at 10:00 the next morning.  You have one night to solve the crime and arrest the criminal before he escapes.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 21
[software]Art D's First Batch Adventure - Arthur Di Bianca
An unusual game setup where the game is composed of several different batch files.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 20
[software]Caverns of Chaos - Paul Martinez
             Caverns of Chaos is a text adventure DND type game.You are a citzen of Pandaris, a small island somewhere in the Atlantic. Your Kingdoms' royal couple has been 'King and Queen-napped '.Being a brave person you take matters into your own hands after the first search party fails to return. You must find the royal couple and return them safely to Pandaris.                           Your adventure takes you to Manhatas, another small island located nearby.You m...
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 31
[software]The Great Archeological Race - John LaBonney
In The Great Archeolgical Race you play the Assistant Curator ofThe Evelyn Museum in Boston, Massachusetts.  Donations are low,and it's up to you to find some new exhibits.  Be aware thatartifacts aren't just lying around anywhere, and when a cache isfound, there are many dangers that await those who try to claimit!
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 19
[software]4K Adventure - Patchwork Algorithms
In this game you are Grimbis, a black dwarf in the employ of Gawyn, the lord of all realms.  Treasounous elves have stolen the magical orb which needs to keep the land in eternal winter.  You must recover the orb.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 34
[software]Pork 2: The Gizzard of Showbiz - Bill Larkins
This game is a sequel to Pork I.  Pork I was a parody of Infocom's great text game, Zork I; Pork I was enhanced and rewritten in AGT format by Dave Malmberg of Softworks, creators of AGT.The present game, Pork II, continues with tradition with a parody of Zork II, the sequel to Zork I.  This game has a TAME or LEWD mode of play.  The LEWD mode is not recommended for youngsters.
Keywords: DOS games; Vintage computer games; Adventure games; Interactive fiction
Downloads: 35
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